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The Run

What are we up to
The Run
1Run 1Race

Claudio Camilleri and Patrick Tabone will start their run at 3.45 am on Saturday 25th July, and it is expected to last around 35hrs. The run will start at the Independence Gardens in Sliema, hugging the coast to Cirkewwa and aiming for the 9 am ferry. Then clockwise round Gozo before returning to Malta and going from Cirkewwa down the West coast of the island, right round the Southern tip at B’Bugia, through to the 3 cities and Valletta, and finally, hopefully, back to the Independence Gardens in Sliema once again.

190km

The run will follow a route of just under 140km in Malta and just over 50km route in Gozo, hugging the coast wherever possible.

35 hours

There are many variables that may condition a run like this one. We aim to finish the run in approximately 35 hours.

1,500 flights of steps

The run includes an elevation gain of 4km, equivalent to 1,500 flights of steps. The distance also requires 200,000 steps. The daily recommended number of steps is 10,000!

The Run
Endurance

The extreme distance is longer than either runner has ever attempted, and includes over 4km vertical elevation (the equivalent of going up 1,500 flights of steps). Taken together with the extreme heat likely at the end of July, this run will be a tough challenge, with no guarantee of success.

 

The route is mostly trail (much of it fairly harsh) with a good portion of road – best estimate 65:35. It will hug the coast wherever possible. It will also include 2 crossings of the Gozo channel using the public ferry.

The Run
Training Regime

These are some combined training statistics of Patrick and Claudio during 2020.

 

Number of Runs: 300
Distance Covered: 4,000 km (A walk from Valletta to the Northern part of Finland)
Elevation Gained: 75,000 metres (28,000 flights of steps, or more than 8 times Mount Everest!)